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[movies]Eli Kwartler 4April2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Yoshi)
Eli Kwartler was interviewed by Christa Whitney on April 4, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Eli Kwartler Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, April 4, 2012...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Eli Kwartler; Brooklyn; markets; Childhood; Yiddish language; Newspapers; Eastern Europe; Soviet Union; Politics and political movements
Downloads: 29
[movies]Assaf Talmudi 24August2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Assaf Talmudi begins the interview describing his family’s lineage: His paternal grandmother and grandfather and his maternal grandfather were from Poland, and his maternal grandmother was from Holland. Assaf details how each of his grandparents made their way to Israel, which illuminates interesting historical migrations through Poland, Russia, and Africa as well as migrations directly from Poland to Israel...
Keywords: Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish revival and activism; Music; Career and Professional Life; Israel; Zionism; Eastern Europe; Canada; Politics and political movements; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Roots/heritage; Tel Aviv; KlezKanada; Oy Division; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project
Downloads: 57
[movies]Rachel Rojanski 17December2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily F.)
Rachel Rojanski was interviewed by Rola Younes on December 17, 2013, at the Association for Jewish Studies Conference in Boston, Massachusetts. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Rachel Rojanski; Association for Jewish Studies Conference; Advice; Childhood; Yiddish language; Yiddish teaching; Yiddish revival and activism; Hebrew; Books; Newspapers; Career and Professional Life; Scholarship; Academia; Israel; Zionism; Old Country; Eastern Europe; Politics and political movements; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism
Downloads: 20
[movies]Lawrence Bush 20March2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily F.)
Lawrence Bush, editor of Jewish Currents magazine, was interviewed by Jayne Pearl on March 20, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story
Keywords: Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Literature; Books; Jewish professions; Scholarship; Academia; Jewish education; Religion and ritual; Politics and political movements; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Pesakh; Passover; Education; Summer camp; Israel; Hebrew; Advice; Lawrence Bush; Secular; Socialism; Communism; Bar Mitzvah; Union; Civil Rights Movement; The Joys of Yiddish; Rabbi Alexander Schindler; Phillip Roth
Downloads: 6
[movies]Frank London 8August2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Frank London’s interview begins with an interesting dive into his familial heritage. Frank weaves through the half finished stories he’s picked up in his lifetime, and deduces that as far as he knows, he’s at least third generation American on both sides of his family. Though little of his family’s geographical history is known to him, Frank tells numerous stories of his family’s reputation as they moved in and around New York City and Connecticut...
Keywords: Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish revival and activism; Post-vernacular uses of Yiddish; Visual Arts; Theater; Music; Literature; Career and Professional Life; Scholarship; Education; United States; Politics and political movements; Food and culinary traditions; Roots/heritage; Travel; Assimilation; NYC; Hankus Netsky; I.L. Peretz; Itzak Manger; Klezmatics; Frank Londons (Klezmer) Brass All-Stars; Klezmer Conservatory Band; New England Conservatory; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project
Downloads: 21
[movies]Jacob Schlitt 12dec2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center
Jacob Schlitt grew up in New York City and speaks about being raised by his mother, who both gave him a Yiddish education and an understanding of the importance of being aware of social injustices. He fondly remembers his childhood, from learning the Four Questions (Fir Kashes) in Yiddish to winning a watch in Hebrew school after collecting the highest amount of donations for the JNF. Schlitt also discusses his life's work in labor and civil rights...
Keywords: bronx; new york city; public schools; arbetn shule; hebrew school; JNF; menorah; summer camps; socialist; socialism; civil rights; labor union; labor rights; radio; army; JLC; yiddish book center; national yiddish book center; wexler oral history project; jewish labor committee; advice; family history and stories; childhood; jewish identity; yiddish language; yiddish revival and activism; career and professional life; education; jewish holidays; united states; politics and political movements
Downloads: 50
[movies]Michael Katz 24July2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Michael Katz was interviewed by Emma Morgenstern on July 24, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center. He is the father of former fellow, Pauline Katz. Michael Katz’s interview begins with a detailed account of his family’s long standing Jewish progressive cultural identification. Michael explains that he is (at least) a third generation Jew who was deeply invested in Yiddish culture and language—what he calls Yiddishkeit...
Keywords: Mike Katz; Michael Katz; Wexler Oral History Project; Coming back to Yiddish; Music; Transmission; song; singing; Yiddish language; United States; Politics and political movements; Religion and ritual; Bar Mitzvah; Vietnam War; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish revival and activism; Yiddish culture: Music; Yiddish scene (U.S.); nybc; ybc; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Yiddish; Jewish; Jewish culture; Yiddish culture
Downloads: 37
[movies]Moishe Dolman 10July2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Yoshi)
Moishe Dolman was interviewed by Christa Whitney on July 10, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Moishe Dolman Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, July 10, 2012...
Keywords: Moishe Dolman; Canada; Montreal; Yidishe Folks Shule; Jewish People's School; 1960s; Montreal Jewish Public Library; Etgar Keret; Leftist Politics; Jacob Glatstein; Jewish Socialist Group; Translator; Translation; Immigration; Migration; Eastern Europe; Canada; Jewish community; Education; Jewish education; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Jewish Identity; Books; Newspapers; Yom Kippor; Yom Kippur; shabbat; shabbes; sabbath; Politics and political movements; Childhood; Theater; Klezmer; Israel; Music; Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Yiddish revival and activism; Career and Professional Life; Urban
Downloads: 55
[movies]Saule Valiunaite-Kinduriene 30Jul2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Benno)
Saule Valiunaite-Kinduriene, Lithuanian student of the Vilnius Yiddish Institute, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on July 30, 2012 in Vilnius, Lithuania. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Saule Valiunaite-Kinduriene Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Vilnius, Lithuania, July 30, 2012...
Keywords: Advice; Childhood; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Post-vernacular uses of Yiddish; Visual Arts; Literature; Career and Professional Life; Scholarship; Academia; Holocaust; Education; Eastern Europe; Soviet Union; Politics and political movements; Anti-Semitism; Jewish community; Urban; Vilnius; Vilna; Vilne; Lithuania; Vilnius Yiddish Institute; Vilnius University; 1991; 1990s; 2000s; Saule Valiunaite-Kinduriene; Soviet Occupation; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 39
[movies]Michael Steinlauf 19december2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center
Michael Steinlauf is an Associate Professor of History at Gratz College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Professor Steinlauf is the only child of Polish Holocaust survivors who survived, in hiding, on Polish soil. (Only about 50-70,000 Jews survived on Polish soil.) His parents were both from Warsaw; his mother went to the University of Warsaw and taught history before she went into hiding. His father was in the Warsaw Ghetto through the great deportation, and then went underground...
Keywords: peretz; diaspora nationalism; poland; polish jews; coney island; krakow jewish cultural festival; teaching; academia; advice; family history and stories; childhood; jewish identity; yiddish language; yiddish teaching; yiddish learning; yiddish revival and activism; immigration; place; career and professional life; jewish professions; scholarship; holocaust; world war two; education; israel; eastern europe; united states; politics and political movements; transmission; roots/heritage; anti-semitism; jewish community; urban; shtetl; travel; yiddish book center; national yiddish book center; wexler oral history project
Downloads: 140
[movies]Fira Bramson 2August2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Fire Bramson, former bibliographer of the Judaica collection of the Lithuanian National Archives, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on August 2, 2012 in Vilnius, Lithuania. This interview is conducted entirely in Yiddish. Fira spent her childhood and young adulthood in Kaunas, Lithuania. Both Yiddish and Russian were spoken in her home. When the Nazis invaded Lithuania, Fira and a group of her school friends fled across the border to the Soviet Union...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Coming back to Yiddish; Press; Radio; Literature; Career and Professional Life; Jewish holidays; Eastern Europe; Soviet Union; Politics and political movements; Yiddish Book Center; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Jewish community; Urban; Travel; Vilna; Vilnius; Vilne; Lithuania; Russia; USSR; Aaron Lansky; Max Weinreich; Lithuanian National Library; YIVO; Bibliography; Bibliographer; Archivist; Archive; Library
Downloads: 9
[movies]Joel Halpern 4March2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Christa)
Joel Halpern, professor emeritus of Anthropology at University of Massachusetts, Amherst, focused on his childhood and Jewish stories from his career and anthropological field work. His paternal background came from Austro-Hungarian Galicia at the turn of the twentieth century, and his maternal grandparents from Lithuania at the end of the nineteenth century. Both his parents were born and later lived in the New York area...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; Advice; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Immigration; Migration; and place; Career and Professional Life; Ethnography; Scholarship; Holocaust; World War Two; Education; Family traditions; Religion and ritual; Jewish holidays; Politics and political movements; Yiddish Book Center; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Urban; Travel; Gaelic; Bronx; NY; Lekenik; Croatia; Serbia; Alaska; Orasac; Fiddler on the Roof; Communist Party; UMass Amherst; Anthropology
Downloads: 95
[movies]Norman Feinberg 28october2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Christa)
Norman Feinberg, retired college professor of music at Mercy College, is the youngest son of the late Leon Feinberg, Yiddish poet, author of many books, and regional editor for the Yiddish paper Der Tog. Norman recounts how his father came to the United States, first at age 14, alone, to follow his father, and the second time after graduating from Moscow University, once the family had become disillusioned with Communism...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; Yiddish personalities; family history and stories; childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; immigration migration and place; literature; press/radio; education; religion and ritual; Eastern Europe; Soviet Union; Russia; New York City; United States and Canada; politics and political movements; Jewish communities; urban; shtetl; Marc Chagall; Albert Einstein; Maurice Schwartz; Itsik Manger; Sholem Ash; Der Tog; Freiheit; children of Yiddish personalities
Downloads: 80
[movies]Sherrie Poplack 14December2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Lily)
Sherrie Poplack was interviewed by Sara Israel on December 14, 2011 in Montreal, Canada. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Sherrie Poplack Oral History Interview, interviewed by Sara Israel, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Montreal, Canada, December 14, 2011. Video recording, http://archive.org/details/SherriePoplack14december2011YiddishBookCenter ( [date accessed] )
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Career and Professional Life; Jewish professions; Jewish holidays; Family traditions; Israel; Travel; Canada; Pesakh; Passover; Politics and political movements; Film; Other languages; Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Sherrie Poplack; Montreal; 1960s; 1970s; B'nai Brith Girls; Baron de Hirsch; Jewish General Hospital; Quebec; pig; pork
Downloads: 20
[movies]Lili Bermant 26oct2010 Yiddish Book Center
Lili Bermant is an 83-year-old widow from Antwerp, Belgium, currently living in Amherst, Massachusetts. Lili started the interview talking about her upbringing in Belgium before the outbreak of World War II. Both of her parents were Jewish, her mother from a religious family in Poland. Her mother, wanting to get a better education, came to Belgium from Poland. She spoke German and French. Lili's father spoke Flemish and Yiddish, but as Lili said, somehow they made it work...
Keywords: Antwerp; Belgium; Amherst; Massachusetts; Poland; Holocaust; France; Cuba; Jewish Identity; Shomer Haditi; New York; Bar Mitzvah; Diamond Broker; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Immigration; Migration; and place; Literature; Career and Professional Life; Holocaust; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Zionism; Eastern Europe; Western Europe; United States; Latin America; Politics and political movements; Yiddish Book Center; Youth group; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Travel; Wexler Oral History Project; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center
Downloads: 159
[movies]Daniel Kahn 24August2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Daniel Kahn grew up in the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan. Daniel's mother was born in Detroit, Michigan, and his father was born in Akron, Ohio. Daniel's four grandparents lived in many different hubs across the nation including the Lower East Side, Wisconsin, and Ohio. Though a self proclaimed American, Daniel reflects on his mother's family's Galician past, and how his father's family left Austria-Hungary for England before immigrating to the United States...
Keywords: Detroit; New Orleans; Berlin; Moscow; Krakow; Bund; Union organizing; Reform; German; Psoy Kordenko; Advice; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish learning; Immigration; Migration; and place; Theater; Music; Poetry; Career and Professional Life; Zionism; Eastern Europe; Canada; United States; Politics and political movements; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Roots/heritage; Jewish community (descriptions of place and social dynamics in a particular time); Travel; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish
Downloads: 111
[movies]Amanda Lundquist 02Sep2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Benno)
Amanda Lundquist was interviewed by Christa Whitney on September 2, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Amanda Lundquist Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, September 2, 2011...
Keywords: Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Childhood; Other languages; Family history; stories about ancestors; Jewish education; Education; song; singing; Jewish Identity; Zionism; Politics and political movements; Israel; Yiddish language; Jewish holidays; Channukah; Khanukah; Channuka; Khanike Food and culinary traditions; Western Europe; Eastern Europe; Theater; Music; Klezmer; Yiddish Book Center; Holocaust; Amanda Lundquist; Florida; Newton MA; Noam Chomsky; Hampshire College; Jewish Anti-Zionism; Arabic; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 28
[movies]Liba Augenfeld 10July2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily F.)
Liba Augenfeld- Vilna-native, former Jewish partisan and prominent Yiddish cultural activist after immigrating to Montreal - was interviewed by Christa Whitney on July 10, 2012, in Montreal, Canada. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Childhood; Yiddish speaker; Yiddish language; Literature; Education; Eastern Europe; Canada; Politics and political movements; World War Two; Immigration; Migration; Other languages; Urban; Anti-Semitism; Advice; song; singing; Holocaust; Jewish education; Zionism; Western Europe; Liba Augenfeld; Chaim Grade; Vilna; Vilnius; Vilne; Lithuania; Poland; Bund; Warsaw; Lodz; Spanish Civil War; Polish; Russian; Montreal Jewish Public Library; Montreal; Talking Books Project; Abraham Karpinowitz; Avrom Sutzkever; Abraham Sutzkever; Partisan; Vilna Ghetto
Downloads: 11
[movies]Herman Rotenberg 14May2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Benno)
Herman Rotenberg was interviewed by Christa Whitney on May 14, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Herman Rotenberg Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, May 14, 2012...
Keywords: Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Family history and stories; Jewish identity; Coming back to Yiddish stories; Theater; Music; Film; Press/Radio; Literature; Career and professional life; Holocaust; Education; Religion and Ritual; United States; Politics and political movements; Anti-Semitism; Jewish community; Urban; Herman Rotenberg; 47th avenue; Hungary; Austrio-Hungary; 50s; 60s; Orthodox; Diamond District; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 13
[movies]Alice Ahart 7November2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Alice Ahart, a retired speech language pathologist, was interviewed by Allie Brudney on November 17, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts. Alice Ahart grew up in Windsor, Ontario, right across the border from Detroit, where her mother’s extended family lived. Having left Europe after the borders to the United States were closed to Eastern European immigration, her parents settled in Canada and waited to be allowed into the goldene medine (the “Golden Land”)...
Keywords: Advice; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Immigration; Migration; and place; Film; Press; Radio; Literature; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; United States; Canada; Politics and political movements; Yiddish Book Center; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Roots/heritage; Jewish community (descriptions of place and social dynamics in a particular time); Rural; Urban; Assimilation; Windsor; Canada; Detroit; I.L. Peretz School; 1940s; 1950s; conservative; social justice; Alice Ahart; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 50
[movies]Herb Molin 06Jul2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Benno)
Herbert (Herb) Molin, a former lawyer for the City of New York and a staunch believer in the importance of Yiddishkeit, was interviewed by Jordan Kutzik on July 6, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts. Herb’s mother was from Ukraine and his father was from Poland. Both were born into religious families but discarded religion and adopted secular Yiddishkeit, which Herb still strongly espouses...
Keywords: Immigration; Migration; Childhood; Family history; stories about ancestors; Eastern Europe; Newspapers; Politics and political movements; Books; Jewish education; Education; Summer camp; World War Two; Anti-Semitism; Israel; Hebrew; Yiddish language; Yiddish speaker; song; singing; Theater; Urban; United States; Advice; Career and Professional Life; Herb Molin; IWO; International Workers Order; Freiheit; Der Tog; Sholem Aleichem; IWO Shule; Great Depression; Camp Kinderland; Progressive Party; Henry Wallace; 1930s; 1940s; Father Charles Coughlin; Vito Marcantonio; Queens College; New York City; Astoria; NYC; Barack Obama; Peekskill; Paul Robeson; 1950s; 1960s; Bar Mitzvah; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 28
[movies]Julius Menn 30Mar2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Benno)
Julius Menn was interviewed by Lesley Yalen on March 30, 2012, at the Yiddish Book Center. Julius was born in the Danzig area in 1929, and he talks about his early years there. Danzig was an independent, liberal enclave on the Baltic Sea (surrounded by Poland and Germany), created by the Treaty of Versailles at the end of World War I. Julius' father was a businessman from a Hasidic background in Russia...
Keywords: Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Immigration; Migration; Other languages; Literature; Holocaust; Education; Israel; Zionism; Eastern Europe; Soviet Union; United States; Politics and political movements; Yiddish Book Center; Anti-Semitism; World War Two; Hebrew; Books; Julius Menn; Danzig; Warsaw; Vilna; Tel Aviv; Berkeley CA; Goan of Vilna; Victor Hugo; Charles Dickens; Haganah; Tarbut Schools; University of California Berkeley; 1920s; 1930s; 1940s; 1950s; 1970s; 2012s; Haganah; Chasidic; Hasidic; Mitnagdim; Bialystok; Polish; German; Kabbalah; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 22
[movies]Troim Katz Handler 11March2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Troim Katz Handler, daughter of Yiddish poet Menke Katz, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on March 11, 2013 in Boca Raton, Florida. Troim was born to Menke and his then wife Chaske, herself a poet. Her mother, she says, was utterly devoted to Menke, while he lived as a bachelor away from his family. Troim was raised in the home of her maternal grandparents. It was her grandmother, and not her famous father, who encouraged her love of Yiddish literature...
Keywords: Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish teaching; Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Coming back to Yiddish; Literature; Poetry; Career and Professional Life; Jewish professions; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; United States; Politics and political movements; Transmission; Roots/heritage; children/grandchildren of (Yiddish personalities); Jewish community; Assimilation; Troim Katz Handler; Passaic NJ; New Jersey; Menke Katz; Itche Goldberg; Dovid Katz; Jewish Peoples Fraternal Order; JPFO; International Workers Order; IWO; Lubavitch; Chabad; Satmar; Orthodox; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 22
[movies]Amy Leos-Urbel 4October2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily)
Amy Leos-Urbel was interviewed on October 4, 2011 by Irene Starr at the Yiddish Book Center. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story
Keywords: Family history; stories about ancestors; Eastern Europe; Jewish Identity; Childhood; Simchat Torah; Simkhas torah; Sukkos; Sukkot; Pesakh; Passover; Yiddish language; Urban; Politics and political movements; Summer camp; Jewish community; Travel; Jewish holidays; Synagogue; shul; temple; Yiddish Book Center; Transmission; Assimilation; Rural; Advice; Yiddish learning; Post-vernacular uses of Yiddish; Immigration; Migration; Other languages; Hebrew; Film; Career and Professional Life; United States; Holocaust; Amy Leos-Urbel; New York City; Brooklyn; Queens; Philadelphia; Social Justice; Northampton MA; Fiddler on the Roof; German; French; Grandparents; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 19
[movies]Kalman Weiser 19December2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Kalman Weiser was interviewed by Pauline Katz on December 19, 2010 at the Association for Jewish Studies Conference in Boston, MA. This interview is entirely in Yiddish. Kalman Weiser, the Silber Family Professor of Modern Jewish Studies at York University in Toronto, begins by talking about his family background. Raised in Staten Island, in a Jewish, but not particularly religious, environment, Kalman heard Yiddish as a child, and knew that it was in some way tied to the identity of preceding g...
Keywords: Yiddish language interview; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish teaching; Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Post-vernacular uses of Yiddish; Ethnography; Career and Professional Life; Scholarship; Academia; Education; Jewish education; Religion and ritual; Eastern Europe; United States; Canada; Politics and political movements; Transmission; Jewish community; Urban; Kalman Weiser; Brooklyn; Staten Island; Toronto; New York; Rachmiel Pelts; Mordkhe Shaechter; Noyekh Prilutski; Max Weinreich; Bina Weinreich; York University; Yale University; Columbia University; University of Washington; Uriel Weinreich Summer Program; YIVO; Yidish Lige; University of Michigan; Yiddishism; Haredim; Modern Orthodox
Downloads: 82
[movies]Eva Raby 10July2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily F.)
Eva Raby, former director of the Montreal Jewish Public Library, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on July 10, 2012, in Montreal, Canada. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story
Keywords: Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Coming back to Yiddish; Immigration; Migration; Other languages; Theater; Literature; Career and Professional Life; Education; Religion and ritual; Hebrew; Canada; Yiddish personalities; Politics and political movements; Yiddish Book Center; Urban; Yiddish scene; Yiddish speaker; song; singing; Jewish education; Eastern Europe; Eva Raby; Russian; Montreal; Vilna; Vilne; Vilnius; Bialystock; Rachel Korn; Avrom Reisen; Avrom Sutskever; Montreal Jewish Public Library; Yidishe folks shuln; Jewish People's Schools; Labor Zionism; YIVO; Isaac Bashevis Singer; Katshorginsky; Lenin; Trotsky; Publishing; Ruth Wisse; Aaron Lansky; Yiddish Talking Books; Kinder Klangen; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 9
[movies]Mark Gerstein 05Jul2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Benno)
Mark Gerstein was interviewed by Christa Whitney on July 5, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Mark Gerstein Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, July 5, 2012...
Keywords: Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Coming back to Yiddish; Film; Literature; Ethnography; Career and Professional Life; Scholarship; Academia; Holocaust; Education; Eastern Europe; United States; Politics and political movements; Yiddish Book Center; Youth group; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Jewish community; Urban; Assimilation; Travel; Mark Gerstein; Philadelphia; Amherst MA; Zamosc; Poland; Aaron Lansky; Students for a Democratic Society; 1950s; 1960s; 1970s; 1980s; 2000s; Anti-Vietnam War Protests; Civil Rights; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 169
[movies]David Botwinik 13Decmber2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Yoshi)
David Botwinik was interviewed by Jordan Kutzik on December 13, 2011 in Montreal, Canada. This interview is entirely in Yiddish. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: David Botwink Oral History Interview, interviewed by Jordan Kutzik, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Montreal, Canada, December 13, 2011...
Keywords: Yiddish language interview; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish teaching; Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Immigration; Migration; and place; Other Jewish languages; Music; Literature; Career and Professional Life; Jewish professions; Holocaust; Israel; Zionism; Eastern Europe; Western Europe; Soviet Union; United States; Canada; Politics and political movements; Summer camp; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Jewish community (descriptions of place and social dynamics in a particular time); Rural; Urban; Shtetl; Assimilation; Travel; Katsharginski; Bund; tsisho; Jewish Public Library; 1930s; 2000s
Downloads: 33
[movies]Arturo Kerbel-Shein 16August2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Arturo Kerbel-Shein, Yiddish language activist, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on August 16, 2013 at Yidish-Vokh in Reisterstown, Maryland. This interview is conducted entirely in Yiddish. Arturo grew up in a suburb of Mexico City in a heavily culturally-oriented Jewish home. His family has been in Mexico for several generations and is a part of the vibrant Mexican Jewish community which he describes in his interview...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish teaching; Yiddish revival and activism; Yiddish learning; Yiddish scene; Yiddish speaker; Hebrew; Klezmer; Books; Holocaust; Education; Jewish education; Secular; Secularism; Non-religious; Israel; Zionism; Old Country; Eastern Europe; Latin America; Politics and political movements; Transmission; Food and culinary traditions; Roots/heritage; Jewish community; Urban; Assimilation; Arturo Kerbel-Shein; Mexico City; Mexico; 1990s; 2000s; 2010s; Yidishism; Yiddishism; Yiddish activism; Centro Deportivo; Sports Center; Isaac Bashevis Singer; Integration
Downloads: 14
[movies]Fania Brantsovsky 27July2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Fania Brantsovsky, former Jewish partisan during World War Two and librarian of the Vilnius Yiddish Institute, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on July 27, 2012 at the Vilnius Yiddish Institute in Vilnius, Lithuania. This interview is conducted entirely in Yiddish. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Coming back to Yiddish; Immigration; Migration; Other languages; Theater; Literature; Poetry; Ethnography; Career and Professional Life; Jewish professions; Holocaust; Education; Israel; Eastern Europe; Soviet Union; United States; Politics and political movements; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Jewish community; Urban; Vilna; Vilnius; Vilne; Lithuania; Lithuanian; Avram Sutskever; Dovid Katz; Vilnius Yiddish Institute; Communism; Hebrew; Russian; Polish; Jewish Partisan; Fania Brantsovsky; Ilya Ehrenburg
Downloads: 84
[movies]Elie Adelman 23July2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Elie Adelman, 2012 Steiner Summer Program student, was interviewed by Sara Israel on July 23, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center. Elie grew up in Springfield, Massachusetts in a Conservative Jewish home and attended day school. He later moved to Jerusalem to study Musicology and Politics at Hebrew University. He discusses his affinity for Yiddish as well as the way that it interacts with Hebrew in modern Israel...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Elie Adelman; Steiner Summer Program; Springfield MA; Massachusetts; Hebrew University; Jewish Music Resource Center; Musicology; Daniel Kahn; Geoff Berner; Jerusalem; Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Post-vernacular uses of Yiddish; Immigration; Migration; Other languages; Music; Film; Literature; Poetry; Ethnography; Scholarship; Academia; Education; Religion and ritual; Israel; Zionism; Eastern Europe; United States; Canada; Politics and political movements; Yiddish Book Center; Jewish community; shabbat; shabbes; sabbath; Hebrew; Synagogue; shul; temple
Downloads: 2
[movies]Milly Guberman Kravetz 12Mar2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Benno)
Milly Guberman Kravetz was interviewed by Christa Whitney on March 12, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Milly Guberman Kravetz Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, March 12, 2012...
Keywords: Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Immigration; Migration; Hebrew; Theater; Film; Press; Radio; Literature; Career and Professional Life; Jewish professions; Education; Religion and ritual; Jewish holidays; Family traditions; Eastern Europe; United States; Politics and political movements; Youth group; Summer camp; Food and culinary traditions; Roots/heritage; children/grandchildren of (Yiddish personalities); Mildred Guberman Kravetz; Sholem Aleichem; Hillel; Social Work; Labor Zionism; Suburban; Malden MA; Boston; Workmen's Circle; Arbeter Ring; 1930s; 1940s; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 21
[movies]Sophia Olkhova 26July2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Sophia Olkhova, 2012 Steiner Summer Program student, was interviewed by Allie Brudney on July 26, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center. Sophia was born in Russia and came to the United States at the age of three. Growing up, she had no connection to Jewish religion or culture. Instead, she says, her mentality was that of the first generation American, with an emphasis on personal success and ambition. It was not until she went to Hampshire College that she was exposed to Judaism through her friends t...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Sophia Olkhova; Florida; Amherst MA; New York City; California; Poland; Czech Republic; Hampshire College; Yiddish Book Center; 1990s; 2000s; 2012s; San Francisco; Hampshire College Jewish Student Union; Russian; Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Immigration; Migration; Scholarship; Academia; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Israel; Eastern Europe; Soviet Union; United States; Politics and political movements; Yiddish Book Center; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Other languages; Ethnography
Downloads: 4
[movies]Harvey Horn 15July2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Harvey Horn was interviewed on July 15, 2011 by Hillary Ossip at the Yiddish Book Center. Harvey Horn’s interview begins with a brief overview of his family’s history with details about his maternal grandparent’s immigration from Russia and his paternal family’s move from Poland. Harvey recalls a trip to his paternal grandparent’s home town in Poland; a trip that took them to an abandoned area with only a blue and white door standing in memory of the six thousand Jews that were killed...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Borough Park; Brooklyn; Orthodox; Bragin- shtetl; Pearl Harbor; Army Cadet; fifteenth air force; Goldfish- Silver Boot; 1942; B-17; Prisoner of War (POW); Berga- Concentration camp; Italy; Germany; Harry Truman; PTSD; Shabbat; Passover; socialist; Coney Island; Dalhart; Texas; Family history and stories re. ancestors; World War Two; Childhood; Career and Professional Life; Western Europe; United States; Jewish community (descriptions of place and social dynamics in a particular time); Urban; Shtetl; Travel; Jewish holidays; Jewish Identity; Immigration; Migration; and place; Holocaust; Politics and political movements; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Roots/heritage; Assimilation; Harvey Horn
Downloads: 34
[movies]Robert Booth 21July2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Lily)
Robert Booth was interviewed by David Schlitt on July 21, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Robert Booth Oral History Interview, interviewed by David Schlitt, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, July 21, 2011...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Family history; stories about ancestors; Eastern Europe; Yiddish language; shabbat; shabbes; sabbath; United States; Summer camp; Youth group; Education; Love/Relationships; Career and Professional Life; Western Europe; Visual Arts; Travel; Jewish Identity; Holocaust; Rosh Hashanah; Advice; Religion and ritual; Politics and political movements; Robert Booth; Great Depression; 1930s; New York City; NYC; Florida; St. Louis; Prague; NFTY; North American Federation of Temple Youth; Alekh Shindler; 1970s; Netherlands; Holland; Sculptor; Sculpture; Latvia; 1990s; New Hampshire; George McGovern; Chicago; 1970s; Boston; New Zealand; Indianapolis; Tucson; Arizona; Rabbi Awraham Soetendorp
Downloads: 20
[movies]Peter Sokolow 5December2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Peter Sokolow, a full-time professional musician active in Klezmer revival, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on December 5, 2013 in Brooklyn, New York. Peter had a secular upbringing in Brooklyn. His father was a piano teacher while his mother was what he calls an "armchair communist." Peter speaks of his parents as highly assimilated and describes how growing up he had very little exposure to Yiddish culture and music...
Keywords: Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Yiddish speaker; Music; Klezmer; song; singing; Career and Professional Life; World War Two; Education; Religion and ritual; Secular; Secularism; Non-religious; Jewish holidays; United States; Canada; Politics and political movements; Jewish resorts; Yiddish personalities; Urban; Love; Relationships; Brooklyn; New York; New York City; Catskills; Dave Tarras; Hankus Netsky; Frank London; Michael Winegrad; Henry Sapoznik; Klez Kamp; Klez Kanada; YIVO; McCarthy Era; 1940s; 1950s; 1960s; 1980s; communism; Hasidism; hadisim; orthodox; club date; wedding; yontef; simkhe; simcha; piano; clarinet; jazz saxophone; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 10
[movies]Henry Sapoznik 20March2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Lily)
Henry Sapoznik was interviewed by Christa Whitney on March 20, 2012 at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Henry Sapoznik Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Madison, WI, March 20, 2012. Video recording, http://archive.org/details/HenrySapoznik20march2012YiddishBookCenter ( [date accessed] )
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish revival and activism; Coming back to Yiddish; Post-vernacular uses of Yiddish; Music; Ethnography; Career and Professional Life; Scholarship; Academia; Education; Eastern Europe; United States; Politics and political movements; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Jewish community; Klezmer; Yiddish Book Center; Crown Heights; Brooklyn; New York City; NYC; Henry Sapoznik; Mt. Aier North Carolina; Madison; Wisconsin; Washington Square; Greenwich Village; Adrienne Cooper; Diva Abramovitch; Sarah Gordon; YIVO; Klez Kamp; 1960s; 1970s; 1980s; 1990s
Downloads: 42
[movies]Helen Yelen 8July2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Helen is Lesley (the oral historian's) great-aunt. She is 94 years old. She was born in 1917 in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Her mother was quite sick throughout most of Helen's life; she had tuberculosis and Helen and her siblings spent some time living with their grandfathers and other relatives. This was how Helen learned to understand Yiddish. Her parents didn't speak it at home, but her grandfathers and other relatives did...
Keywords: Helen Yelen; Williamsburg; Brooklyn; Brownsville; Spring Valley; Bellerose; Queens; Niagara Falls; Toronto; Israel; Ethel Rosenberg; B'nai Brith; Anti-Defamation League; United Jewish Appeal; Brooklyn Museum; Davenport Theater; Ambassador Movie Theater; The Chocolate Shop; E. J. Korvette; American league Against War and Fascism; Orthodox; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Music; Career and Professional Life; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Israel; United States; Politics and political movements; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission; Jewish community; Urban; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 46
[movies]Adrienne Cooper 28dec2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Adrienne Cooper, world-renowned Yiddish singer and educator, was interviewed on December 28, 2010 at KlezKamp, in the Catskills of New York. In her interview, Adrienne talks about coming from a long line of singers. Her mother was a Yiddish and Hebrew singer, and she says that Yiddish was in her ear from the time she was born. Adrienne grew up in Oakland, California. She describes her family as “not frum,” although they kept kosher at home, and observed Shabbat...
Keywords: Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish teaching; Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Post-vernacular uses of Yiddish; Immigration; Migration; and place; Theater; Music; Poetry; Ethnography; Career and Professional Life; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Israel; Zionism; Eastern Europe; Soviet Union; United States; Politics and political movements; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Roots/heritage; Jewish community (descriptions of place and social dynamics in a particular time); Travel; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 287
[movies]Robert A. Potash 13January2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Robert A. Potash, historian, was interviewed by Allie Brudney on January 13, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center. Robert grew up in the Roxbury neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts in a secular Jewish home. His father was a Zionist activist and often gave speeches in Yiddish for Jewish causes. Robert went on to attend Harvard College and later Harvard Graduate School, where he was awarded a doctorate in History...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Other languages; Scholarship; Academia; Education; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Advice; Immigration; Migration; Career and Professional Life; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; United States; Politics and political movements; Yiddish Book Center; Youth group; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Urban; Assimilation; Zionism; Ladino; Robert Potash; Roxbury; Boston; Ann Arbor MI; Okinawa; Mexico; Argentina; Harvard University; Boston Latin School; University of Massachusetts Amherst; 1920s; 1930s; 1940s; Secular; Avukah
Downloads: 16
[movies]Avia Moore 14Dec2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Lily)
Avia Moore was interviewed by Christa Whitney on December 14, 2011 in Montreal, Canada. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Avia Moore Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Montreal, Canada, December 14, 2011. Video recording, http://archive.org/details/AviaMoore14dec2011YiddishBookCenter ( [date accessed] )
Keywords: Advice; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Post-vernacular uses of Yiddish; Other Jewish languages; Visual Arts; Theater; Dance; Music; Poetry; Career and Professional Life; Scholarship; Education; Religion and ritual; Israel; Eastern Europe; Western Europe; Canada; Politics and political movements; Yiddish Book Center; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Travel; Yiddish language; Other languages; Scholarship; Academia; Transmission; Russia; Vancouver; England; Weimar; Jeffrey Shandler; KlezKanada; 2000s; Bund; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 37
[movies]Tony Michels 21March2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Lily)
Tony Michels was interviewed by Allie Brudney on March 21, 2012 at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Tony Michaels Oral History Interview, interviewed by Allie Brudney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Madison, WI, March 21, 2012. Video recording, http://archive.org/details/TonyMichels21march2012YiddishBookCenter ( [date accessed] )
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish teaching; Yiddish learning; Career and Professional Life; Scholarship; Academia; Education; Family traditions; Israel; Eastern Europe; United States; Politics and political movements; Yiddish Book Center; Newspapers; Jewish education; Tony Michels; Stanford; Palo Alto; Madison WI; California; Mordkhe Schaechter; Avrom Nowerstern; Joshua Fishman; Cecile Kuznitz; YIVO; Stanford University; University of California Santa Cruz; Progressive Jewish Student Union; 1990s; Conservative; First Intafada; Surfing; Workmen's Circle; Arbeter Ring; Socialism
Downloads: 77
[movies]Sheila Horvitz 10Nov2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Lily)
Sheila Horvitz was interviewed by Mark Gerstein on November 10, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center. Sheila Horvitz, a lawyer and former teacher, recounts her life growing up in a strong Yiddish atmosphere in New York City in the 1950s. She describes her mother and grandmother’s emigration from a shtetl in Ukraine during the Russian Civil War in 1921, and she shows documents pertaining to their immigration and arrival in the United States...
Keywords: Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish learning; Immigration; Migration; and place; Music; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Feminism; Yiddish Book Center; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Urban; Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Yiddish language; Yiddish revival and activism; Immigration; Migration; Israel; Politics and political movements; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Jewish community; World War Two; Shtetl; Soviet Union; Radio; Martin Luther King; Workmen's Circle; 1940s; 1950s; 1960s; Sheila Horvitz; I.L. Peretz School; New York City; Manhattan; Aaron Lansky; Penn Station; Orthodox; Juilus Rosenberg; Ethel Rosenberg; McCarthyism; Bronx; Queens; Massachusetts; Connecticut; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project
Downloads: 55
[movies]David Schlitt 20May2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
David Morrill Schlitt was a 2010-2011 Yiddish Book Center Fellow. His family originally comes from Lithuania, Romania, and Moldova. They mostly immigrated to the US before World War I. David grew up in Brookline, MA, with his mother and father, both of whom have been interviewed for the Wexler Oral History Project. Jewish identity was very consciously expressed and transmitted in his household; his parents sent him to a Solomon Schechter Day School, brought him to Workmen's Circle events, and ev...
Keywords: David Schlitt; Family history and stories; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish Language; Yiddish Learning; Immigration Migration and Place; Visual arts; Literature; Poetry; Scholarship; Education; Religion and Ritual; Family Traditions; Eastern Europe; United States; Politics and Political Movements; Brookline MA; Romania; Lithuania; The Simpsons; Jermy Dauber; Solomon Schecter Day School; Brookline High School; Museum of Fine Arts; Prozdor Hebrew School; Columbia University; Vilnius Yiddish Institute; YIVO Summer Program; University of Michigan; Workmen's Circle; 1980's; 1990's; 2000's; the Left; Liberal Politics; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Ramsay Leimenstoll; Western Europe; United States; Food and culinary traditions; France; freedom; religion; challah; Paris; Jewish Identity; Education; Spanish; Yiddish learning; Other languages; Education; Jewish studies; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Paris; Geneva; chamsa
Downloads: 78
[movies]Jordana de Bloeme 17December2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily F.)
Jordana de Bloeme was interviewed by Jessica Parker on December 17, 2013, at the Association for Jewish Studies Conference in Boston, Massachusetts. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story
Keywords: Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Post-vernacular uses of Yiddish; Yiddish scene; Yiddish speaker; Immigration; Migration; Other languages; Hebrew; Klezmer; Music; Literature; Scholarship; Academia; Education; Jewish education; Secular; Secularism; Non-religious; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; shabbat; shabbes; sabbath; Israel; Zionism; Eastern Europe; United States; Canada; Politics and political movements; Youth group; Summer camp; Roots/heritage; Transmission; Jewish community; Urban; Travel; Krakow; Poland; New York City; New York; Warsaw; Poland; Vlinius; Lithuania; Vilne; Vilna; Toronto; Canada; Hamilton; Ottawa; Nepean; Ontario; Jerusalem; Israel; Tel Aviv; Minsk; Scotland; Kalman Weiser; Brukhe Lang; York University; University of Toronto; Camp Shalom; USY; United Synagogue Youth; 1980s; 1990s; 2000s; 1920s; 1930s; Bund; Yiddishism; secular; socialism; socialist; Haredi; Hasidic; archive; archival research
Downloads: 15
[movies]Philip Reinish 13March2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Philip Reinish, a former union organizer, was interviewed by Jessica Parker on March 13, 2013 in Boca Raton, Florida. Philip grew up in a working class community in the Brighton Beach neighborhood of Brooklyn. In his interview, he speaks of attending Hebrew school as a boy and davening the Saturday morning service for children. Though he later came to identify as a non-believer, Philip says that his Jewish identity has determined his entire path in life...
Keywords: Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Immigration; Migration; Career and Professional Life; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Israel; Feminism; Soviet Union; United States; Politics and political movements; Summer camp; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission; Anti-Semitism; Jewish community; Urban; Travel; World War Two; Philip Reinish; Camp Lakeland; Camp Kinderland; New York City; Brighton Beach; Tonawanda; Vietnam; Laos; Cambodia; Austria; Russia; Michael Moore; Barry Goldwater; Paul Robeson; Harry Belafonte; Jewish Cultural School of Nassau; 1930s; 1940s; 1950s; 1960s; Great Depression; Communism; Socialism; Anti-Fascism; Civil Rights; Feminism; Secularism; Atheism; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
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[movies]Arnold Friedmann 08Nov2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Benno)
Arnold Friedmann, Emeritus Professor of interior design at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, was born in Nuremberg, Germany in 1925 into a bourgeois German-Jewish family. Arnold's parents both came from solidly middle-class backgrounds, although he claims that his mother was "more" middle-class. Arnold attended the reform Gymnasium (high school) in Nuremberg, where he was the first in his class...
Keywords: Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Immigration; Migration; Other languages; Visual Arts; Literature; Books; Career and Professional Life; World War Two; Holocaust; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Israel; Zionism; Western Europe; United States; Politics and political movements; Youth group; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Jewish community; Urban; Assimilation; Travel; Yiddish Book Center; Arnold Friedmann; Nuremberg; Jerusalem; Tel Aviv; Palestine; Egypt; Fuerth; New York City; Amherst MA; Freiburg; Finland; Henry Kissinger; Sholem Aleichem; I.B. Singer; I.L. Peretz; Mendele Moykher Sforim; Aaron Lansky; Royal Army Ordinance Corps; University of Massachusetts; Pratt Institute; Adolph Hitler; 1930s; 1940s; Liberal; Reform; 2000s; Habonim; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center
Downloads: 24
[movies]Judith Elbaum Schumer 3October2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily)
Judith Elbaum Schumer was interviewed on October 3, 2011 by Christa Whitney at the Yiddish Book Center. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story
Keywords: Press; Eastern Europe; World War Two; Holocaust; Immigration; Migration; Radio; Theater; Jewish holidays; Yom Kippor; Yom Kippur; Channukah; Khanukah; Channuka; Khanike Yiddish personalities; Yiddish Book Center; Pesakh; Passover; Summer camp; Jewish education; Religion and ritual; song; singing; Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish scene; Yiddish speaker; Literature; Newspapers; Poetry; Career and Professional Life; Family traditions; Synagogue; shul; temple; shabbat; shabbes; sabbath; Urban; Jewish community; Transmission; United States; Politics and political movements; Soviet Union; Judith Elbaum Schumer; Moshe Elbaum; Lodz; Warsaw; Poland; Anthony Eden; Vilna; Vilnius; Vilne; Lithuania; China; Japan; Shanghai; The Morning Journal; Der Morgen Jurnal; Jewish Daily Forward; Forverts; Der Tog; I.B. Singer; Elie Wiesel; Maurice Schwartz; New York City; Chiune Sugihara; Ludwik Zamenhof; Brooklyn; Camp Boiberik; Reno NV; Camp Hemshechk; Camp Kind
Downloads: 18
[movies]Adina Gordon 04Nov2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Benno)
Adina Gordon was interviewed by Christa Whitney on November 4, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Adina Gordon Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, November 4, 2011...
Keywords: Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Immigration; Migration; Other languages; Theater; Music; Radio; Literature; Career and Professional Life; Scholarship; Academia; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Israel; Zionism; Eastern Europe; Western Europe; United States; Politics and political movements; Yiddish Book Center; Youth group; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Jewish community; shabbat; shabbes; sabbath; Shtetl; Urban; song; singing; Pesakh; Passover; Channukah; Khanukah; Channuka; Khanike; Adina Gordon; WEVD; Sholem Aleichem; Art History; France; Hashomer Hatzair; New York City; New Jersey; Brooklyn; Crown Heights; 1900s; 1910s; 1930s; 1940s; 1950s; Hasidism; Satmar; Conservative; Ebbets Field; Baking; Honey Cake; Polish; German; Forverts; Forward; Kibbutz Aliyah; Vilna; Vilnius; Vilne; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish
Downloads: 55
[movies]Ellsworth Al Rosen 6February2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily)
Ellsworth Al Rosen was interviewed on February 6, 2012 by Christa Whitney at the Yiddish Book Center. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story
Keywords: Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Immigration; Migration; Music; Press; Literature; Career and Professional Life; Jewish professions; Holocaust; World War Two; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Pesakh; Passover; Israel; Eastern Europe; Western Europe; United States; Politics and political movements; Yiddish Book Center; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Jewish community; Urban; Shtetl; Travel; Ellsworth Al Rosen; Der Tog; Library; Jewish Federation; Kol Nidre; Austria; Germany; France; Strudel; Connecticut; New Haven CT; New Britain CT; Chaim Grade; American Friends of Hebrew University; Facing History Facing Ourselves; Great Depression; Spanish Civil War; Conservative; GI; Infantry; Dachau; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
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